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Tacoma Family Medicine uses ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). We will only accept applications submitted through the ERAS system. Our deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2013.
You can read a description of the ERAS system on-line. If you have any questions regarding ERAS, please contact the Dean’s Office of your medical school for clarification.
It is a general requirement of all applicants to have graduated from medical school within the last two years or have completed a transitional year program approved by the ACGME with demonstrated experience in medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and/or surgery.
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)Tacoma Family Medicine (308620) participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Therefore, only applicants who are registered with the Matching Program will be considered for a personal interview.
You will find us listed in the on-line AMA FREIDA directory under MultiCare Medical Center. Our mailing address is: Tacoma Family Medicine - 521 Martin Luther King Jr. Way - Tacoma, WA 98405.
Eras ApplicationThe following items must be received in your ERAS application before it will be
pre-screened by our faculty:
A completed ERAS Application Form
- Personal Statement (please see specific details below)
- Three letters of reference to include one letter specifically from a family physician. Four letters (including the Dean’s letter) are required for a complete file at time of scheduled interview.
- Medical School Transcripts
- USMLE Transcript including Step I, II, and verification of passing Step II-CSA
The Dean’s Letter is not required to be in your ERAS file prior to prescreening by the faculty. However, it will be required to be in place at the time of your interview.
International Graduates Please Note: Our parent hospital does not sponsor visas. Your ERAS application must be complete, including all of the above documentation as well as verification of passing the USMLE Step II-CSA examination and verification of current certification by the ECFMG in order to be pre-screened by faculty.
Applicants who have not received ECFMG certification by the deadline for submission of program ranking list will not be listed for our program.
Your application must include a personal statement of approximately 1-2 pages specifically touching on the following points, while recognizing that the mission of Tacoma Family Medicine is to train physicians for rural or urban underserved practices. Details should include:
A brief autobiographical sketch, including a description of the community in which you grew up.
Your objectives in residency training, including what skills you wish to acquire and what areas of training you feel are particularly important for your future plans.
- Your career goals in medicine, including the kind of community in which you plan to serve.
- Life or work experiences that have shaped your plans for the future.
- Educational choices you have made to support your goals.
- How you see Tacoma Family Medicine meeting these goals and objectives.
Faculty Review of ERAS ApplicationsWhen your completed ERAS application, personal statement, at least 2 of the requested 3 letters of reference, medical school transcripts, and USMLE scores have been received, your file will be ready for review. The residency faculty personally reviews all applications, and selection of applicants to be interviewed will be made based upon their review. Lynn Quanrud, Residency Coordinator, will contact you to make the necessary arrangements. Spouses and/or significant others are welcome to participate in the interview day activities.
Who should I contact if I still have questions about the application?
Please direct questions concerning the application process to Lynn Quanrud, Residency Coordinator at 253-403-2938. It is not uncommon to reach voice-mail during this busy time of year. Please leave a detailed message along with your telephone number and Lynn will return your call as soon as possible.
You can also email Lynn Quanrud with any questions you might have.